Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK. Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.
At PAPYRUS HOPElineUK we hear from many young people who are finding it really difficult to cope with change. We are the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. We draw from the experience of many who have been touched personally by young suicide across the UK and speak on their behalf in our campaigns and in our endeavours to save young lives. Together we believe that with appropriate support and education, many young suicides can be prevented.
What we do:-
- Provide confidential help and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person
- Help others to prevent young suicide by working with and training professionals
- Campaign and influence national policy
- We deliver awareness and prevention training, provide confidential support and suicide intervention through HOPELineUK, campaign and influence national policy, and empower young people to lead suicide prevention activities in their own communities.
If you are a young person struggling with thoughts of suicide, or if you are concerned about someone who is, contact PAPYRUS HOPELineUK
If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide: 0800 068 41 41.